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Student tutoring reception

Nearly 40 University of St Andrews students who have been supporting teachers in their classrooms are to be thanked at a special ceremony next week (Wednesday 2 May 2001).

The students, who have taken part in the Student Tutoring Programme, will say goodbye to staff from the primary and secondary schools where they tutored throughout a ten-week period earlier this year.

A joint initiative between the University of St Andrews and Fife Council’s Education Service, the programme allows University students to visit local schools and support teaching there. The programme, funded by the Fife Wider Access Project, aims to raise pupils’ aspirations and motivation for progressing onto higher education and give students the opportunity to develop their social, organisational and problem- solving skills.

At present, the programme operates in Beath High School, Cowdenbeath; Buckhaven High School, Buckhaven; Kirkland High School and Community College, Methil; Lochgelly High School, Lochgelly and Madras College, St Andrews. This year, students have also been placed in primary schools in St Andrews (Greyfriars RC Primary School, Langlands Primary School and Canongate Primary School).

ENDS

NOTE TO EDITORS:- You are invited to send a photographer to the reception at 6.45pm on Wednesday 2 May 2001 at the Undercroft in Mediaeval History (opposite St Mary’s College, South Street, St Andrews) when the students will say goodbye to staff from the various schools.

Issued by Beattie Media on behalf of the University of St Andrews For more information please contact Claire Grainger on 01334 462530, 07730 415 015 or email cg24@st-andrews.ac.uk Ref: studenttutors.2001/standrews/chg/24 april2001

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